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jQuery, popular javascript framework is one of the most important part of the designing world. Considered to be the spine of web development, jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that promises to simplify HTML document traversing, animating, Ajax interactions and event handling for speedy web development. You all certainly know that jQuery plugins enrich web app development making them multifunctional and visually pleasing.100-101 ICND1

Each day ingenious minds out there come up with the innovative jQuery plugins promising to help you enhance your website by making them user friendly and visually creative. Infact, there is vast and active community that keeps building plugins to suite various needs. One might wonder as to which plugin is best for them and keeping track of what’s latest in the jQuery world is not possible especially when you are on the verge of completing the deadlines.

Here’s the smart way out! After careful brainstorming we planned to keep the track of latest jQuery plugins. After all, its our job to keep our readers updated. Jotting all of them and making a long list of the useful jQuery plugins didn’t click us as it sounded to be a time-consuming task.

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So, we decided to divide the list and update the best jQuery plugins on our blog every week. To begin with, here is a list of 15 best jQuery plugins for designers and developers for this week.

Best jQuery Plugins of the Week

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1. Digital Slideshow

Digital Slideshow is a jQuery Plugin that’s available for free download. The users can use it in their opensource commercial projects without any fuss.

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2. jQuery.BgSwitcher

Its a jQuery plugin that enables the users to switch the background image with effect.

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3. jQuery.Feyn

Feyn is a jQuery plugin to let you draw Feynman diagrams with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). The very first thing you got to do while you use jQuery.Feyn is to load the scripts found in the distribution and then proceed further.

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4. AnimatedScroll.js

AnimatedScroll.js is a plugin that enables smooth, animated document scroll to a specific element, supporting native jQuery UI easings.

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5. Glowspot background hover effect 

Glowspot background hover effect as the name hints displays a glowing area in the background of the selected elements using an HTML5 canvas.

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6. jQuery Wikipedia

jQuery plugin is for easy reloading of data from Wikipedia about Wikipedia API using JSON. It is important to pass the invite to a Wikipedia page title. The second parameter can be a number of settings for the presentation to be made.

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7. jQuery Nice file Input

The jQuery Nice File Input Plugin has the ability to provide batter looking file input HTML element besides making all kinds of customizations to fit your application without any fuss.

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8. EasyDataTable AJAX Pagination jQuery plugin

EasyDataTable AJAX pagination plugin is based on jQuery pagination plugin which is simple, clear, easy to use, flexible, comprehensive, has its own tabs, supports sorting and much more. Besides built EasyDataTable expression language can be enhanced through the JavaScript programming paging.

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9. AnimateScroll

AnimateScroll is a jQuery plugin which enables you to scroll to any part of the page in style easily by animatescroll function with the Id of the element where you want to scroll to. It gives various options to customize the style of scrolling, its speed and much more. The best part is that it supports more than 30 unique scrolling styles.

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10. 3dEye.js

3dEye.js is a jQuery plugin developed Voidcanvas which is the web developers’ social community. The cool lightweight plugin has the ability to make a 3D view of an object with minimal effort. This plugin is cross browser supportable, and runs smoothly in iOS and Android. The first version of this plugin is released on July 2013.

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11. Starscroll – A parallax scrolling starfield

Starscroll jquery plugin adds a fullscreen starfield, generated in canvas, controlled by css to any div. The parallax responds when user scrolls or when is set to animate. All thanks to starfield!

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12. Juicy Slider

Juicy Slider is a responsive slider/slideshow plugin for jQuery. The plugin adjusts image size by computing the corresponding aspect ratio of images and viewport using javascript which makes it compatible with older browsers and more consistent. best-jquery-plugins

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13. jQuery SlimTable

SlimTable is a plugin for jQuery which creates sortable and pageable tables from existing table data. SlimTable is lightweight plugin and takes only 4kB when minified.

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14.flipLightBox – Responsive Lightbox jQuery Plugin

flipLightBox is a responsive Lightbox that is extremely easy to implement and doesn’t require additional stylesheets, scripts or libraries.The coolest feature of flipLightBox is that it has optional flip effect as each lightbox image opens and closes.

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15. jQuery Matt Tabs

jQuery Matt Tabs is a simple jQuery plugin that lets users create tabbed interfaces.

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As mentioned above, we will keep you posted with the best jQuery Plugins of each week. Stay tuned for more cool stuff!